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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Adult and Pediatric Gastroenterology: 2020 Update

<em>Celebrity Infinity</em>
Celebrity Infinity
7-Night Italy, Greece & Adriatic Cruise
from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy to Venice, Italy
June 21 - 28, 2020
12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
12 ACPE Credits
Up to 12 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
Up to 12 MOC (Part II) points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
12.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Faculty

Peter Buch, MD, AGAF, FACP

Peter Buch, MD, AGAF, FACP
Associate Clinical Professor
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Farmington, CT
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (Manchester campus)
Manchester, CT
The Frank H Netter School of Medicine/Quinnipiac University
North Haven, CT

Dr. Peter Buch is a clinical gastroenterologist with 37 years of teaching experience. Teaching is his passion and his style is case based, practical, interactive and fun.

He is a graduate of Downstate Medical Center (NY) He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine and his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center (now a division of Northwell Health).

Dr. Buch is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Frank H Netter school of Medicine/Quinnipiac University.

Dr. Buch has been honored to speak at dozens of national conferences. He looks forward to learning with you!

Grzegorz W. Telega, MD, MBA


Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Medical Director
Pediatric Liver Disease and Liver Transplant Program
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Dr Telega developed one of the most successful pediatric liver disease and liver transplant program in the country. He published scientific articles with the intention to influence the clinical medicine. Work on utility of percutaneous cholangiography affected diagnostic work up of biliary atresia. 

Dr Telega developed standards liver/kidney transplant in polycystic liver kidney disease. He participated in the international project analyzing approaches of primary care providers to outpatient management of obesity, participated in the study evaluating utility of ultra-sonographic measurement of epicardial fat in management of obesity and metabolic syndrome.

He performed large scale epidemiological study on prevalence of type 2 diabetes. His projects stem from the questions facing physician scientist in clinical practice and help to provide more effective and more cost-efficient care.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician AssistantsPediatricians
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Bootcamp for Elevated Liver Function Tests
    • Describe why fatty liver disease is becoming the number one source of cirrhosis and hepatoma in the US and to manage the treatment of fatty liver
  2. Understanding and Treating Chronic Diarrhea
    • Identify and treat the common sources of chronic diarrhea
  3. Clinical Dilemmas in GI Bleeding
    • Identify the risk factors that lead to GI bleeding
  4. Colon Cancer Prevention 2019
    • Define the best practices that lead to colon cancer prevention
  5. Dysphagia/Dyspepsia/GERD and the Primary Care Provider
    • Describe the difference between dyspepsia and GERD and to develop a clinical approach when PPIs fail
  6. Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Tools for Successful Treatment
    • Select the "appropriate" workup for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  7. Probiotics 2019: Fulfilling the Promise
    • Recognize the proven uses of Probiotics
  8. Celiac disease
    • Recognize presenting symptoms of celiac disease.
    • List conditions associated with increased risk of celiac disease.
    • Describe diagnostic process for celiac disease.
    • Identify benefits of gluten free diet in celiac disease.
  9. Liver profile
    • Describe presenting symptoms in pediatric liver disease.
    • Classify symptoms into pathophysiological groups.
    • List differential diagnosis for main pathophysiologic group.
  10. Genetic and metabolic liver disease
    • List the most common genetic and metabolic liver disorders.
    • Summarize available therapeutic options.
  11. Autoimmune liver disease
    • List the most common autoimmune liver diseases.
    • Integrate screening and evaluation of autoimmune liver disease into primary practice.
  12. Pediatric Constipation
    • Apply systematic approach to diagnosis of pediatric constipation.
    • Develop office based strategy for medical and behavioral treatment of constipation.
  13. Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux
    • Apply systematic approach to diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux.
    • Develop office based strategy for medical and behavioral management of reflux.
  14. Food allergy and gastrointestinal eosinophilic disease.
    • Describe presenting symptoms in pediatric food allergies.
    • Classify symptoms of food allergy and eosinophilic disease.
    • Generate treatment plan for the most common disorders.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Jun 21 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Mon Jun 22 Naples, Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Tue Jun 23 Catania, Sicily, Italy
9:30 am 7:30 pm
Wed Jun 24 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jun 25 Argostoli, Greece
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Jun 26 Kotor, Montenegro
10:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Jun 27 Zadar, Croatia
11:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Jun 28 Venice, Italy
6:45 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Eastern Mediterranean

Ports of Call

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Ah, the Eternal City: Romance, culture, food, history and fashion. You'll have to plan your time carefully as the sights of Rome are captivating and seemingly endless: the Colosseum and Forum, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain and, of course the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel.You can't fit it all in one day (or even a week, to be honest). Be sure to spend at least a couple days enjoying the many pleasures Rome has to offer before you embark on your cruise conference.

Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.

Catania, Sicily, Italy - Catania is one of the major cities in Sicily and is located on the island's eastern coast between Taormina and Syracuse (see Sicily map). Catania is on a major rail line and has an airport with flights to and from mainland Italy and other European cities. Catania Top Sights: Greek and Roman Archeological Park with remains of an amphitheater, Odeon, Greek acropolis, Roman forum, catacombs, and baths.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Argostoli, Greece - Situated on the largest of the Ionion Islands on Kefalonia, Argostoli is perfect for nature and history lovers. Tour the ruins of St. George Castle, see loggerhead turtles feeding and take in sweeping views atop its cliffs.

Kotor, Montenegro - Though small, this city is vibrant and shining and its people are happy to share their city with all who come.

Zadar, Croatia - Zadar is blessed with beautiful natural surroundings. The city faces an Adriatic archipelago that is one of the best sailing areas in the world. With its mild winters and warm summer, Zadar offers inhabitants and visitors an excellent environment for work and leisure.

Zadar is bordered by four national parks: the untouched Kornati Islands, the breathtaking Velebit mountains, the winding Krka River and the peaceful Plitvice Lakes. Other natural sites include the canyon of the river Zrmanja and the caves at Cerovac. These places are ideal for swimming, diving, boating, surfing, tracking, climbing and even skiing.

Venice, Italy - Now that you've finished your cruise take advantage of the abundance of things to do in Venice.  Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. It seems almost redundant to describe the charms of Venice. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: Venice is one impossibly beautiful sight after next. A great collection of Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Or, if you prefer modern art, Venice is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And, if you want to enjoy a truly special meal while here, visit one of the excellent restaurants of the Associazione dei Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza.

Still not sure how you'll entertain yourself? Here's the New York Times' take on how to get the most out of your time in Venice (published June 12, 2014) 36 Hours in Venice
Post-Cruise Hotel Packages in Venice

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
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